Stem cell research holds great promise for improved healthcare and regenerative medicine. However because the field is so new, instructors need help in learning what to teach and how to teach it.
Funding from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technology Education program allowed teachers to learn about this new area through workshops last summer at Alamance Community College, Austin Community College (ACC), and Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC).
Bill Woodruff, retired department head of Alamance's biotechnology program, taught professors from around the country about stem cell technology, both its potential and the practical aspects needed... Read more
This is the new EVOS color fluorescent inverted microscope that we will be using to enhance our stem cell program. Some uses will be to determine live from dead cells using propidium iodide vs calcein AM, RFP-fused mitochondria and GFP-fused actin . As we become more experienced I am sure many other ideas for use will be generated. Read more